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College allows some face veils after protest

January 8, 2010

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A Massachusetts college that drew flak for banning face coverings, including the veils worn by some Muslim women, has amended its policy to allow a religious exemption. “We will achieve our objective of campus security while allowing for a medical and/or religious accommodation,’’ the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences said yesterday. A day earlier, a Muslim civil liberties ... (Full article: 702 words)

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